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Burak Bekdil is an Ankara-based columnist. He regularly writes for the Gatestone Institute and Defense News, and is a fellow at the Middle East Forum.

ARTICLES BY: Burak Bekdil


January 24, 2019 9:05 am
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On Missile Deal, Turkey’s True Ally Is Russia, Not America

The Trump administration has offered to sell $3.5 billion worth of Patriot missiles to Turkey, apparently in an effort to stop Ankara from going ahead...

December 13, 2018 8:49 am
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Erdogan’s Self Interest Always Comes Before His Values

Is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a devout ideologue or a pragmatist? The answer is both. Perhaps a more relevant question is: When is he...

October 11, 2018 9:58 am
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Turkey’s Syrian Quagmire

At first glance, the plan looked viable: using the “Arab Spring” as a legitimate pretext, Turkey would convince Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign; the...

September 4, 2018 11:50 am
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The US-Turkey Diplomatic Crisis

The current Turkish-American diplomatic crisis is fundamentally different from other such crises in 1964 or 1975. Turkish public sentiment in the 1960s and 1970s was...

July 31, 2018 5:37 pm
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Turkey: New System, Same One-Man Show

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, undoubtedly the most popular and divisive leader in modern Turkish history, has already ruled the country longer than Atatürk, the founder...

July 2, 2018 1:19 pm
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What Turkey’s New Islamist-Nationalist Alliance Means for the World

Four decades after they emerged as marginal parties in the 1970s, Turkey’s militant Islamists and ultra-nationalists won a combined 53.6% of the national vote and...

June 18, 2018 9:02 am
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Turkey Holds ‘Elections’ Again

On June 24, Turkey will hold its sixth election in four years. The Turks will choose between augmenting what is practically one-man rule based on...

April 30, 2018 9:41 am
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Turkey’s Erdogan vs. the Free Press

First the good news: Turkey, which is already the worst jailer of journalists in the world, may no longer need to put newsmen and women...

March 23, 2018 4:18 pm
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Turkey Wages a Personal War in Syria

In a rather theatrical show, the fall of the city of Afrin -- a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria -- after two months of battle between Turkish...

February 15, 2018 8:51 am
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Turkey and Iran’s Skin-Deep Friendship

After having fought several inconclusive wars, the Ottoman Turks and the Safavid Persians decided -- in 1639 -- to embrace a new code of conduct that would last for...

Features

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

World

University of Essex Ratifies Jewish Society After Controversy, Suspends Lec...

The University of Essex on Friday announced the immediate establishment of a Jewish society that was previously voted against by...

Israel

Israeli Gunfire Kills Gaza Rioter at Border Demonstration

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager and wounded around 40 others at a protest attended by thousands on the Gaza Strip border on Friday, Gaza health officials said. Israel's military...

Middle East

Syria Kurds Evacuate Civilians From Islamic State Redoubt, Hail Trump Troop...

Kurdish-led forces in Syria said they would complete the evacuation of thousands of civilians from Islamic State's last redoubt in...

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